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Media Advisory: Fraser Institute to Release Annual Survey of Surgical Wait Times Tuesday, December 4

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec 3, 2012) - The Fraser Institute, Canada''s leading public policy think-tank, will release its annual survey Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The annual report measures the amount of time patients across Canada must wait for visits to specialists and for surgical and other therapeutic treatments.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire on Tuesday, December 4.

Nadeem Esmail, Fraser Institute director of health policy research, will be in Calgary and available for media interviews the day of the release.

The complete report, including charts showing wait times for all provinces and medical procedures, will be available as a free PDF at www.fraserinstitute.org.

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of 86 think-tanks. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute''s independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit www.fraserinstitute.org.